If you want to lower the amount of data you use, try these tips:
- Pause background apps, file storage, and sharing apps. Dropbox, Box, iCloud, Mozy, Backblaze, torrent clients, etc. are all major data drainers.
- Use your home or office WiFi for streaming video, audio, and syncing large files.
- Monitor data usage to see which apps are using the largest amounts of data.
We also provide some more info on how much data common apps use.